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Just how bad are Afghan women faring under the Taliban?

Jihadis are misogynist at the best of times but the Taliban take the cake. How are Afghan women coping with these extremists back in power?

Episode 214 – Afghan women bear the brunt of Taliban jihadi brutality

We have changed, the Taliban said, We are the Taliban 2.0, they promised. Women’s rights will be guaranteed, they pledged. All horseshit to the surprise of no one who actually follows international jihadi terrorism. So why is this issue not getting the attention it deserves? A Canadian trying to help Afghan women have basic rights respected weighs in.

About my guest

Dr. Lauryn Oates is the Executive Director of the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, a role she assumed in 2018. She has worked with a variety of development organizations, multilateral agencies and governments designing, planning, evaluating or implementing programming in education and in gender equality, particularly in war-affected countries.

About the podcast

In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn.  One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them. 

About Phil Gurski 

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specialising in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the most recent The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.